‘We don’t want any more Black pastors in here’: Defense attorney in Ahmaud Arbery trial tries to get ‘high-profile’ supporters banned from courtroom

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The attorney for one of the three defendants accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery tried on Thursday to have the Rev. Al Sharpton and other Black activists banned from the courtroom, alleging that having “high-profile members of the African-American community” on hand could be seen as an attempt to “influence or intimidate” the jury. “The Right Rev. Al Sharpton managed to find his way into the back of the courtroom,” attorney Kevin Gough said, as filmed in a clip posted by WXIA-TV. “I’m guessing he was somehow there at the invitation of the victim’s … family, in this case?” Gough is representing …

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